Attacking the Taimanov with g4 in 60 Minutes

Are you struggling against the Taimanov Sicilian? Too many lines to remember in the mainlines, and you still don't see an advantage? In that case 7.g4 in the English attack is for you. This is a new aggressive idea that has taken Taimanov players by surprise since Grandelius and Giri utilised this line in 2021. Black still hasn't found a reliable antidote and White keeps scoring heavily. In this 60-minute video course you will learn how to anticipate Black's developing schemes, and you will become acquainted with typical sacrifices that white can use to gain a powerful initiative. Recommended for attackers!


Sample video


  • Introduction
  • Theory
  • 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.g4
  • 7...Ne5
  • 7...Nge7
  • 7...Bb4
  • 7...h6
  • 7...Nxd4
  • Main Line 7...b5 8.Nxc6 dxc6
  • Main Line 7...b5 8.Nxc6 Qxc6
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